fred and ethel


I Love Lucy has been called the most popular television show of all time. Such national devotion to one show can never happen again; there are too many shows on many more channels now. But in 1951-1952, our show changed the Monday-night habits of America. Between nine and nine-thirty, taxis disappeared from the streets of New York. Marshall Fields department store in Chicago hung up a sign: ‘We Love Lucy too, so from now on we will be open Thursday nights instead of Monday.’ Telephone calls across the nation dropped sharply during that half hour, as well as the water flush rate, as whole families sat glued to their seats.”

Sixty-Five Years of I Love Lucy // October 15, 1951

the riverdale theory no one talks about

why is NO ONE talking about the possibility of fred killing jason? first of all he’s pasisonate about archie’s football career and he probably knew that archie was capable of getting on varsity if jason wasn’t on the team. AND when fred confronted archie for going to the sheriff, isn’t it suspicious how angry fred was? maybe because fred doesn’t want his cover blown? hmm

Who else is terrified right now cause I sure am!

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Kevin Keller and Jason’s Murder

We need to talk about how much Kevin knows. Because I think he knows more than he’s letting on. I love him and I don’t think he’s the killer, but we have to be realistic here.

- His dad is the Sheriff. No, this doesn’t automatically mean that he knows more than the others, but this means that he has the capacity and the potential to know more. In addition, the Core Four has been finding things out left and right. They’re probably telling Kevin all of this.

- Kevin’s sharp as fuck. Seriously, I know that maybe he hasn’t figured out what Joaquin really wants and he didn’t realize Joaquin was a Serpent, but he was able to recreate his dad’s murder board from memory. We don’t know how many times he’d seen it. For all we know, that was actually the first time he’d ever laid eyes on it. Chances are, he HAD seen it before, but he tells Sheriff Keller, “Nice murder board, Dad.” If Kevin’s seen it already, then the Sheriff doesn’t know that. Which brings me to my next point….

- Why didn’t the Sheriff comment on the fact that Kevin had recreated his murder board? Yes, we are missing a lot of scenes for Kevin, so his dad may have sat him down that night and talked to him about it, but his dad doesn’t even seem that shocked at the murder board. He doesn’t ask if Jughead was the one to steal the evidence, he’s there for Jason’s murder. Why doesn’t he ask why his murder board was perfectly recreated?

- The camera does tend to show closeups of Kevin when he’s in the room and valuable information is dropped. This could be a hint that he knows more than he’s letting on.

- But my main theory in that line is that Kevin knows about Dark!Betty. When she was going off on Chuck in the cafeteria, the camera focused on Kevin. He didn’t really look shocked, just uncomfortable and maybe a little guilty. We know Kevin and Betty are close- maybe he’s seen Dark!Betty before.

Again, I don’t think Kevin’s the actual killer, but I think Kevin knows a lot more than he says. 

If anyone else wants to comment on this, please feel free to reblog this post and add your opinions, or even drop a message in my ask box.


Riverdale Season 1 Episode 11: “To Riverdale and Back Again” Promo

Damn bruh,
The riverdale fandom has gotten toxic af
Everytime i look at any of the tags its all like:
“This character is the devil incarnate”
“Why is everybody defending this character?”
“I dont care if theyre all supposed to dumbass teenagers. They should be shot”
“I hate this character! And everybody else should too”
“This character fucked up once. They are now totally unredeemable, even if they bring about world peace”
Like can we all just chhhhhhiiiiiiilllll
We all got opinions

What might happen since Fred Andrews could be dead

*Somewhere in Chicago a Mary Andrew’s doorbell rings*

*Mary opens it and see half the teenage population of Riverdale*

Mary: Ooookaaay…

Archie: Mom, we wanna live with you.

Mary: Archie, I told you on the phone, I can’t take all of you -

Veronica: Mrs. Andrews, you are our only hope.

Mary: Veronica-

Veronica: My parents are guilt free criminals. Cheryl’s mom is a drug dealer who could care less that her daughter almost died. Betty and Polly’s parents are the Coopers. Archie makes terrible life choices, and Jughead is following suit and Ethel and Kevin need a lot of hugs. We need parenting!

*The teenagers proceed to give their best sad puppy eyes*

Mary: *sigh* Okay, just for today.

*She let’s them in*

Riverdale Teens: YAY!

Veronica: Get ready to Mom like you never Mom before!

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 25th Anniversary Silver Jubilee, 1949
First row, bottom, left to right: Lionel Barrymore, June Allyson, Leon Ames, Fred Astaire, Edward Arnold, Lassie, Mary Astor, Ethel Barrymore, Spring Byington, James Craig, and Arlene Dahl. Second row, left to right: Gloria DeHaven, Tom Drake, Jimmy Durante, Vera-Ellen, Errol Flynn, Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Judy Garland, Berry Garrett, Edmund Gwenn, Kathryn Grayson, and Van Heflin. Third row, left to right: Katharine Hepburn, John Hodiak, Claude Jarman Jr., Van Johnson, Jennifer Jones, Louis Jourdan, Howard Keel, Gene Kelly, Christopher Kent, Angela Lansbury, Mario Lanza, and Janet Leigh. Fourth row, left to right: Peter Lawford, Jeanette MacDonald, Ann Miller, Ricardo Montalban, Jules Munshin, George Murphy, Reginald Owen, Walter Pidgeon, Jane Powell, Ginger Rogers, Frank Sinatra, and Red Skelton. Fifth row, left to right: Alexis Smith, Ann Sothern, J. Carrol Naish, Dean Stockwell, Lewis Stone, Clinton Sundberg, Robert Taylor, Audrey Totter, Spencer Tracy, Esther Williams, and Keenan Wynn.

This is Betty Cooper here

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I’m so hyped for Bulla’s birth and I couldn’t help but think of I Love Lucy wherein Lucy goes into labor xD

Lucy - Bulma
Ricky - Vegeta
Fred - Dr. Brief
Ethel - Mrs. Brief


Thirty years before he met Lucille Ball, William Frawley toured in vaudeville with his wife, Edna Louise Broedt.  He called her “Red” because of her red hair.  Her middle name also became the middle name (the first of three) of his TV wife, played by Vivian Vance. The couple went through a bitter divorce in 1927.  It is ironic that a red-haired woman and a character named Ethel Louise would be inextricably tied to his memory.